August 10, 2004
L, Mars, Venus

From LUV 95, an extended abstract of , “L - A Common Lisp for Embedded Systems”, Lisp Users and Vendors Conference, sec. 2.4a, by Rodney A. Brooks and Charles Rosenberg [link via Rainer Joswig].

This development effort was motivated by IS Robotics main business, the manufacture and programming of small autonomous robots for real world tasks. These robots have relatively small processors, 16 MHz 68020's with 1 megabyte of RAM

Funny how in 1995 they were calling a 16 MHz, 1 MB machine “small”, while here in 2004, the Roomba built by iRobot (formerly known as IS Robotics) has a 40 MHz cpu with just 256 bytes of RAM.

I can't tell if iRobot blocked wayback machine access to or if it's a technical issue.

Posted by jjwiseman at August 10, 2004 08:56 AM

Rod was able to dig up the paper and I've posted it here:

We're not sure if this is the final version, but it is probably pretty close.

Posted by: Charles Rosenberg on August 11, 2004 10:49 AM

very good

Posted by: umesh kumar on August 13, 2004 01:06 AM
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